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Species: Tetramorium nodiferum   (Emery, 1901) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Atopomyrmex nodifer Emery, 1901h PDF: 115 (footnote), fig. (w.q.) CAMEROON. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (L. Conradt). Primary type depositories: MCZC, MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Atopula: Emery, 1912b PDF: 104; Emery, 1924f PDF: 243.
Combination in Terataner (Atopula): Arnold, 1952a PDF: 130.
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 362.
Status as species: Emery, 1912b PDF: 104; Wheeler, 1922: 886; Santschi, 1924b PDF: 211; Emery, 1924f PDF: 243; Bernard, 1948 PDF: 177 (in key); Bernard, 1953b PDF: 242; Bolton, 1980 PDF: 349 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 412; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 217.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in moist evergreen forest, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in Primary Forest, 3 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in Equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in station clearing, forest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in treefall gap, 3 times ex. rotten log, 3 times ex rotten log, 1 times under loose bark of log, 1 times under bark, on rotten log, 1 times under bark , on rotten log, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times nest under bark, 1 times large fallen tree, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex dead tree stump, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Hand, 1 times search, 3 times hand collecting, 1 times 05 Malaise traps, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 1800 meters, 1150 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1957-09-14 00:00:00.0 and 2019-11-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium nodiferum: casent0904713

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